Jump to content
Multi vitamin on an empty stomach
14 replies to this topic
Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:36 AM
I am a shocking eater and lack alot of vitamins and minerals. I dont eat until after work each day during the week, anywhere between 2.15 and 3.00.
I bought the womens Cenovis once daily mulri vitamins and says to have with morning meal. I dont have a morning meal, I have a giant drive thru coffee before work. Would it be ok to have the vitamin with it or would it do more harm than good?
Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:46 AM
I don't know if that's why they say to have it with food, but whenever I've tried to take a multivitamin on an empty stomach it makes me feel queasy.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:51 AM
It won't hurt you but probably won't be absorbed very well.
I don't think a multivitamin is going to help you much. You need to find ways of getting vitamins and minerals and fibrre via food, not via pills.
Can you have a smoothie rather than a coffee for breakfast?
Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:52 AM
Multivitamins usually reflux on me if I don't eat something when taking them. The taste of the reflux makes me want to vomit. Multivitamins do not taste good going down, and certainly not going up either.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:53 AM
Trying that always made me throw up within 10 minutes. I take mine with dinner.
Could you manage a smoothie with some supplements for breakfast instead of the giant coffee?
Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:57 AM
I just cant do anything remotley solid before 10-10.30 I have tried smoothies (different ones with the frozen smoothie cubes) Meal supplement shakes, quick oats, cereals. They make me dry retch. I might try a piece of toast, or even a crumpet or english muffin. Even the thought of those right now isn't good.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:00 AM
last time I tried a multivitamin on an empty stomach it came straight back up...yuck!
No idea why. I'm with a pp....take it with dinner.
Also, taking a multivit won't make up for missing breakfast...try a smoothie, or one of those up and go drinks, they have fibre in them and some other stuff so it's a better option than a pill.
Edited to add: just read your update - if breakfast is that hard for you then skip it and have something a bit later! I also don't really enjoy breakfast and skip it quite a lot. I usually have an apple or some ryvita (or a cupcake) at 10.30 instead. I know all the advice is to eat breakfast, but that is the problem with general advice, it doesn't work for everybody!
Edited by Livsh, 28 November 2012 - 09:05 AM.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:02 AM
They also recommend them in the morning as some multivitamins have ingredients that can give you a bit of an energy boost - so the idea is not to take them before bed. And as someone else said, they're absorbed better with food.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:38 AM
If I take a multi vitamin on an empty stomach I feel very, very nauseous. Not a nice feeling.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:07 AM
Nature's Way do a night time mutlivitamin that you could take with dinner.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:20 AM
You need something to line your stomach before you take a vitamin. A little bit of milk or yoghurt would do the trick. I would drink the coffee either an hour before or after.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:25 AM
If 10:30 is the earliest you can eat, then have it with a banana or apple or something at 10:30.
Empty stomach though isn't great as PP said
Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:07 AM
I don't know that you would be absorbing the vitamin if you took it without food.
I'm guessing the food acts as an indicator for your body to start the processing functions?
Why don't you just take it with your first meal of the day?
I take my vitamins with dinner.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:32 AM
I'd say that the pill is hard on the tummy because you are effectively taking a chemical cocktail. Most of the vitamins/minerals in supplements are synthetic, not naturally derived and they are isolated out of the food which usually delivers them to your body.
Food is the best way of getting vitamins and minerals. OP, if you are concerned about your intake of v&m, you really should look at ways to eat more nutrient dense foods.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:02 PM
I'm like you and don't really have breakfast, I try to have the vitamin with a glass of milk. That said, when I've had it on an empty stomach I've never noticed any difference.
I've actually never thought to bother having it in the morning either though - just take it when I remember.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
All you need to assess a child's future intelligence is a plastic cup and a raisin, according to new research.
Grey's Anatomy star Kate Walsh has revealed she is unable to have children because she has experienced early menopause.
The Tsimane women of Bolivia are often revered as among the most fertile in the world - on average having 10 children in their lifetimes -- but some are even more fertile than others.
A Melbourne couple is suing the Royal Children's Hospital for failing to diagnose a genetic disorder in their first child - an error they allege caused them to have another child with severe disabilities.
While most women in labour focus on the upcoming birth of their baby, some women do more interesting things.
When Michael Clarke said he was wrapped around the finger of his little princess, he wasn't joking.
Our life is more or less divided into neat four hour parcels of time and it's hard to get much of anything done in the time between feeds.
We can make a conscious effort about how we react to those curly Christmas day scenarios that can send us up the wall, or should we say chimney.
The mum who was down to her last three tins of baby formula said she had received hundreds of calls and offers to send her formula.
It was last thing Rebecca O'Donnell expected at 30 weeks' pregnant. One morning, while putting on her bra, she felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast.
With so many awesome cot sheet options these days, we thought we'd put together a list of go-to brands for you to seek out for your baby's bed.
Essential Baby attended the launch and it got messy!
A grieving father whose wife was killed in the attacks on the Bataclan Theatre last weekend has written an open letter to her killers.
Singer follows up success of Hello with new belting ballad When We Were Young.
Coles and Woolworths have imposed tighter buying bans on baby formula amid a shortage blamed on Chinese consumers.
If you are three-years-old and an only child, then news doesn't get much bigger than this.
A boy and girl accidentally swapped on the day they were born will stay with the families who have raised them, a South African court has ruled.
I knew having a third child would alter our lives, but it's had so many impacts - both tiny and enormous.
Top 5 Articles
What a boon it would be to have your toddler's Christmas gifts covered this year. We have two awesome ABC Shop prize packs to give away to two lucky winners.
They are stunning photos that the parents of these beautiful no doubt feared they may never see.
Experts are urging pregnant women not to do exactly as Michelle Bridges does when exercising, or they risk developing rectus abdominus diastasis.
Half of Australia thinks it can get cheaper groceries by switching supermarkets, and about one in four of us have already switched.
A newborn baby has been breastfed by a stranger after a NSW hospital bungled the identities of two newborns, devastating one mother and potentially exposing the newborn to health risks.
The determination of three US nurses to provide immediate skin to skin contact to mothers delivering their babies by caesarean section has led to the invention of a unique surgical drape.
You can always be sure of a few things not entirely going to plan during a newborn shoot – little accidents are almost par for the course – but this shoot was memorable for a whole other reason.
Kids have a way of presenting a completely inaccurate impression of you, as parents, and as a family.
Experts believe many children diagnosed with ADHD might actually have FASD and that the number of people suffering from the condition across the country could be as high as 500,000.
An anaesthetist could be punished after telling a woman enduring an "excruciating" painful C-section that she was not actually in pain.
Our daughters are finally home after spending nearly four weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Wellington hospital.
As hard as it sounds, it is possible to save money when you rent, and certain things can be done to build a deposit faster.
There are actually very few medications that must be absolutely avoided during pregnancy.
Eight months out from the due date of the government's PPL cut, some expectant parents are facing an uncertain time.
What you need is careful, objective and repeatable science. Not anecdotes or old wives' tales, but data.
With new guidelines being developed, the discouragement of use below two years of age is being revised.
It's on those crazy days that I must remember to stop and let her know some things she needs to hear.
The number of sudden and unexpected deaths in infancy has decreased in NSW for the past 15 years but the most recent report into child deaths reveals the decline has plateaued.
Check out the Essential Baby Names section for some inspiration